Dear Faith Leader, I invite you to defeat racial injustice

For a decade, my serving “station” was within the walls of a church in a neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. When I say neighborhood, I mean you had to turn off the main street to find the yellow two story building that was planted in between rows of the triple decker homes around it. This church […]

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The 10 Post Praise Party!

You have something good to offer from your story. So invite others in. At least to the fun stuff, because everyone loves a party. As long as there’s food. Rebekah “RJ” Johnson Y’all, I made it to Post #10! Woot woot! I know this might not seem amazing to seasoned bloggers, but I’m excited and […]

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Make Room For Others To Grow In Leadership

Leaders lead others to lead. Rebekah “RJ” “Rebby” Johnson Let’s Go Back to 1999…. I was eleven years old, serving as a teacher’s assistant in a first grade classroom at our church. We had a group of about fifteen kids that would show up every week for coloring, games, singing, and hearing a Bible story. […]

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An Invitation For You To Grow in Your Leadership & Ministry Next Year

Find others with similar passions but perhaps who don’t look like you, or sound like you. Find groups to grow, because combined you’ll make something beautiful and all the more glorious. Rebekah “RJ” Johnson Growing in Relationship This is not a normal post. If any of them are really that normal anyway ;). But this […]

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I Am Good Already (A Poem for Mixed Kids)

I never feel wholly one or the other And never fully a part of one half of my heart or the other But somehow two halves make one whole me Rebekah “RJ” Johnson Intro Last week, I wrote a review of the ABC TV show Mixed-ish. And I was moved by the main character’s question […]

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My Mixed-ish Girl Thoughts On “Mixed-ish”

Fun Story! The working title of my book used to be “Story of a Mixed Girl” until an old professor of mine said, “But that term does not fully define you.” You are not only mixed, you are multi-cultural, though because of your adopted family not in the traditional way people think. You need to […]

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How to Love My Special Needs Family

This post is a short Intro into the day to day life and special needs of my brother, Justin. His special needs shape the character of my whole family mosaic.

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My Family’s Adoption Language

My parents used a lot of positive language about our adoption that helped build a culture of love and trust in our family. Read how they did it here!

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Welcome to Mosaic

This is your official welcome to the blog! The pieces of your story, whether adopted, bi-racial, or whatever wild card you’re holding, make your “Mosaic” glorious, baby.

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Bible Study Overflow: Women in ministry

Was reading my daily dose of Scripture this afternoon. And this is what I ended up writing for myself, but wanted a space to share it with others. So Mosaic Readers, here’s something a little different this afternoon. Raw, real, unedited thought on women in ministry. I’m doing this Bible Study with a group of […]

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The First Mixed Girl Meetup

At the end of May I hosted my first “Mixed Girl Meetup.” The goal was to give fellow mixed gals a place to feel safe talking about the struggles and joys of being mixed. There were eight of us and we talked for a little over an hour. There were differences but also many similarities […]

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Jesus’ Stay-at-Home Order

From what I’ve observed, we need to fight the temptation to drag people to Jesus, pulling teeth to get them through the door of a church only to hear a message that would’ve been more effective if they saw it lived out in miraculous ways through your own life story. Rebekah Johnson Hagar the cat […]

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When Someone Asks Me, “What Are You?”

You and I are more than what’s gathered at a glance. Rebekah Johnson My soul wants to scream, “I am human!” A set of eyes and a set of ears Two lungs giving breath to answer your insensitivity To your curiosity that must be quenched For your thirst to know how to color me into […]

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Emmanuel (How to See God in Your Story)

The pieces of melody played previously still play a part in our song today. Only, perhaps what was once a lyric of despair has now turned into a song of praise. RJ Rebby Johnson My Life is a Hot Mess Dr. Park threw my life up onto the chalkboard. It was a rough timeline of […]

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